Honorary degrees

March 13, 1998

Queen's University, Belfast

DLit: Maeve Binchy, novelist and journalist with The Irish Times; Roy Foster, professor of Irish history at the University of Oxford.

DMedSc: Henrietta Campbell, chief medical officer for Northern Ireland, reorganiser of renal and cancer services in the province.

DMus: Evelyn Glennie, percussionist, composer-in-residence and lecturer in the school of music.

LLD: Mary McAleese, president of Ireland, former director of the institute of professional legal studies and pro vice-chancellor of the university; Gordon Beveridge, vice-chancellor of the university (1986-97) and former professor of chemical and process engineering; Martin Naughton, group executive chairman of the Glen Dimplex Group, patron of the Martin Naughton chair of business strategy.

DScEng: James McWha, chief engineer with the Boeing Company in Seattle for flight systems; Hew Hioen On, head of the school of technology, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur.

DSSc: Charles Handy, social philosophy and management consultant, professor at London Business School (1972-77); Indrani Manuel, former Catholic school principal, Malaysia.

DSc: Raymond Flannery, Regent's professor of physics at Georgia Institute of Technology, winner of the 1998 Will Allis Prize of the American Physical Society and honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy; Trefor Campbell, managing director of Moy Park Limited, chairman of the Northern Ireland Growth Challenge.

DUniv: Mary Peters, president of British Athletics, former vice chairman of the Northern Ireland Sports Council, Olympic gold medallist in 1972 for the pentathlon.

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